(in 2009) Medicare paid $50 billion just for doctor and hospital bills during the last two months of patients’ lives – that’s more than the budget of the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Education.
When Indian ladies got old ,lost their teeth so they couldn’t chew hide and couldn’t reproduce they were put in the horse pen to try to survive on their own. Men were allowed to live because they could make babies and tell the children stories about Indian history.
“from the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), repr. in World Press Review, September 1995, p. 39″
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Mei-ming has lain this way for 10 days now: tied up in urine-soaked blankets, scabs of dried mucus growing across her eyes, her face shrinking to a skull, malnutrition slowly shrivelling her two-year old body. The orphanage staff call her room the “dying room”, and they have abandoned here for the very same reasons her parents abandoned her shortly after she was born. She is a girl.”